A THEOLOGICAL LESSON FROM PREGNANCY I’ll never forget the day I found out that my wife was pregnant. The day I knew my life would be forever changed. But somewhere between the day I found out we were going to be having a child and the day of her arrival in the [quickly-approaching] future, there […]
Marriage / Relationships
One morning, my life changed forever. And I knew it would never be the same again.
Friendship is one of God’s greatest gifts to man. In fact, friendship is a foundational component of all healthy relationships.
But if not properly guarded, friendship can be extremely dangerous. That’s why men and women should never truly be “just friends.”
Wise and mature marriage preparation begins even before the first date. Because the way you view and interact with the opposite sex does not change once a serious dating or prospective marriage relationship is established.
Even though my wife and I do not currently have children (or any plans at the moment to change that fact), I have come to more fully realize the need to pray for whoever God may one day entrust to us as parents.
One year ago, with sweaty palms (and nose) and a racing pulse, I stared deeply into the eyes of the woman I love and promised her that I would be the best husband I could possibly be, even though at that time I did not fully understand what that actually looked like.
Words carry a lot of weight, and their impact is magnified exponentially within marriage. What we say matters. And that’s why there are certain words that my wife will never hear me say.
Weddings are not exclusive to Christians, because marriage is not exclusive to Christians. It transcends culture and time unlike nearly anything else. It has existed for millennia in a variety of cultures. And while every wedding is special its own right, Christian weddings are different. Because Christian marriage is different.
There is a dramatic difference between boyhood and manhood. It’s not all that difficult to notice, because spiritual manhood is lacking in our world today. Men stand out. Men are different. Men are few and far between.